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Resiliency Report

Published monthly and when the mood strikes.

Update from Eileen

You’ve heard the expression, “How it begins is how it ends”. I am not convinced of the 100 percent accuracy behind this saying since it leaves no room for sudden change. At the same time, I also believe that how we start our day colors the next 24 hours.

That’s why I have been working on a gratitude practice to counter the heaviness of so much hatred and heartache that surround this world.

How do you start your day? You open your eyes and then… Don’t look at your phone except to turn off the alarm. I know… news pops up and it’s hard not to be captured but resist.

If you are lucky to have shared your bed with your love, start with a hug. It’s what my precious Bill and I have done for almost 44 years. Rejoice and say thanks for the running water you splash on your face, the toothbrush that freshens, and the miracle of… a toilet.  Too many parts of our world don’t have the luxury of sitting and emptying one’s nighttime accumulation of poop and pee.

Ahhh. Relief.  Gratitude.  Some of you might say, “too much information, Eileen”. Yet I believe it is the simple things in life we take for granted. Sure, I am thankful for morning coffee, the ability to go for a run along the beach and breakfast of avocado toast. But that’s unique to me.

What simple things do we all miss and take for granted? Do you hear the birds in the morning? You get the idea. I’d love to know your gratitude practice.

DRESS For Resilience—Lose the Tie!

DRESS For Resilience—Lose the Tie!

I recently found this article that is still relevant. Over 15 years ago, Virgin Airlines founder Richard Branson started a one-person war against neckties. He was known for carrying a pair of scissors in his top pocket to cut off people’s ties. Branson insisted that only cruel bosses required people to wear them! Hmmmm. What else might we get rid of?

Gratitude in the Morning

April 2024

Rethinking Resilience

Rethinking Resilience

Open the dictionary and here’s what Webster writes:

“The capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused by stress; an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.”

For us humans, this definition is WRONG! First, it implies that we can bounce back. Second, 

that we can do it easily.

I define resilience as growing THROUGH challenge or opportunity, so we end up wiser and/or stronger. And there is nothing easy about it.  At the end of the day, resilience is about energy management: what gives us energy and what depletes it.

Think about it. Certainly, a heavy workload and responsibilities drain one’s energy. It’s a workload with no end in sight. But energy is also drained when one feels disconnected from others, when management is overbearing, when no words of appreciation or gratitude are ever expressed.  Energy is dissipated when there is no laughter, no humor, no joy in one’s life.

Mental and physical well-being can be taught and practiced. But it first takes individual and collective awareness that the status quo cannot remain.

Let me know if I can help you!



Mom’s love of flowers was predicated by this saying that hung on her wall:

If, of thy mortal goods, thou art barren,

And from thy slender store two loaves

alone to thee are left,

Sell one & from the dole,

Buy Hyacinths to feed the soul

- Muslihuddin Sadi, 13th Century Persian Poet

Must Read Book!

OK… I am doing something I have never done in this portion of my ezine:

I am recommending a book I am STILL reading! The title is “The Voluntourist: A Six Country Tale Of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, And Singing Bon Jovi In Bethlehem” by Ken Budd.

Here’s why: First, Budd is a brilliant wordsmith. Secondly, too many of my colleagues and clients are searching for meaningful work in a fractured world. Finally, now is the time many begin thinking about vacations.

Budd decided to be a tourist by visiting places that needed his help. What a concept: do good and feel well in the process. Let me know what you think. Sure, it has me thinking differently.

Must Read Book!

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Must Read Book!

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About Eileen

If you are looking for a unique keynote speaker in resiliency, a facilitator for executive retreats, a speech coach or an emcee/moderator, then you want to work with Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE. Eileen has spoken for audiences as large as 15,000 and facilitated groups as small as 18! She is the author of seven books and other products that you can find in her online store. The British Research firm of Global Gurus ranked her #4 among the top 30 communication gurus worldwide. Why not hire Eileen for your next event? 

Ranked 3rd!

This is the 6th year in a row that I have been ranked in the top 5 in communication. Global Gurus surveys some 26,000 business professionals to determine rankings plus professionals also vote. 


Thank You!

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